Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Tour With "Do Hard Things" by Alex & Brett Harris (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)

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With this generation's motto seeming to be "Don't just do something...SIT THERE!" (had to think about that one, didn't ya:-), this book flies in the face of apathy and ignorance. Both are deadly to ministry and effectiveness, and both are infecting today's youth and today's church.

Alex & Brett Harris wrote this book in response and defiance of that message. Paul told Timothy not to let anyone look down on him because he was young, and it's about time the church learned that as well! Not that our youth are to be filled with arrogance (the Bible has just as much, if not more, to say about learning from those who are older and wiser).

But we need to realize the treasure we have in our young people. The vision, the drive...the ENERGY!! And they need to realize it as well, which is what this book is designed to help them do.

Endorsed by one of my heroes of the faith, Randy Alcorn, he states this "...will prove to be one of the most life-changing and culture-changing books of this generation."

I agree.

Problem is, this isn't rocket science. But don't be deceived by the simplicity of the message. As simple as it is, too many are missing it. Don't you miss it as well.

I'm not quite ready to give you my review, but I am ready to tell you this is a book worth investing in. And it's worth giving away as well...which is why I'm giving away TWO COPIES to someone who leaves me a comment. I'm drawing the winners May 1st, so don't just sit there...DO SOMETHING!!

Watch for my review later this week! To purchase a copy (or two or three or four), click here.

Happy Reading!

Deena

15 comments:

lovedandamazed said...

Please throw my name into the hat! I have brothers who are 12 and 13 and I would like to get this book into their hands. Thank you for the opportunity!
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Brett Harris said...

Deena, I wanted to comment for two reasons: (1) to thank you for such a kind (p)review of our book, and (2) to ask whether you'd be willing to post your review on the book's Amazon.com page?

What you've written here (or what you plan to write) would be so very helpful for people interested in the book -- and such a blessing for Alex and me. =)

In Christ Alone,
Brett Harris

amateurdelivre said...

Would love to be entered in this - please count me in!

amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like such a wonderful book ~ I have 2 teen-age sons that would enjoy reading it.

Tara said...

this sounds like a book I need!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

tetewa said...

Include me for this one! tWarner419@aol.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I have been reading great things about this book written by the teenage twin brothers. What an outlook they have on life. I am very impressed. I need to read it as an adult! I need to let loose a lot.
Please put my name in the drawing hat. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Grateful Gramma said...

I'm seeing this book everywhere. Would love a chance to read it.

Thanks!

mudrash said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I could share this with the youth I teach!

Ben

ReadingRobin said...

I have a christian friend that her husband went prodical and now their teen son, who gose to Christian school, is questioning God and "rules". This would be great for her!
Please enter me!
cmrobin@bellsouth.net

Susan said...

This book sounds really good. Please enter me in your drawing.
seflowers(at)ameritech(dot)net

Lisa said...

I would love a copy. I work with middle school boys and think there is something here for them.

Anonymous said...

Oh my...how generous! I was honestly just getting prepared to purchase this for my 14 yr old son who is having to do some HARD stuff right now. But I'll wait until after May 1 now...just in case:) kjmoran@verizon.net

Danielle said...

Please enter me!! I've been reading Alex and Brett's blog for a while now and I am a huge fan of their concise, breath-of-fresh-air outlook.

daniellecentral at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

Sorry; cancel that. I just saw that you aren't able to send books overseas and I'm in Australia. Don't include my comment in your contest!